Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman announced Thursday that Uniformed Division Captain Michael Bowen has been selected for promotion to the position of Deputy Chief of Police.
“I was truly honored when the announcement of the promotion was made. I am very grateful for this opportunity to continue my service to the department and community,” Bowen said.
This position was vacant due to the recent retirement of Deputy Chief Randy Garrett.
“We were blessed with an outstanding field of applicants for the open position of Deputy Chief of Police,” Chrisman said. “I am thankful for the service and dedication of all those who applied. I have been privileged to observe the career development of Mike Bowen, including his dedication and contributions to this department and the community he has served for the past 22 years. I look forward to working with Deputy Chief Bowen in his new capacity and moving forward with the many goals and objectives we have in place to continue improving police services and making our community an always safer place.”
Bowen joined the department in 1988 when he was hired as a police officer.
He worked in the Patrol Division as a police officer and a Field Training Officer before being promoted to Patrol Sergeant in June 1996.
Five years later, in January 2001, he was promoted to Lieutenant, also in the Uniformed Division.
He served in that capacity until December 2003 when he was promoted to Captain of the Uniformed Division.
Bowen has attended nearly 1,500 hours of law enforcement training during his tenure at MPD.
He is a 2007 graduate of the Northwestern School of Staff and Command, a 10-week management training course.
He has earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Law Enforcement from MTSU and is currently working towards the completion of his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Bowen has lived in Murfreesboro for most of his life and attended Central Middle School and Riverdale High School.
He is married to Sherry Dianne Bowen and is the father of three.
A promotion ceremony will be scheduled in early October.